The art work is based in the construction of a sculpture that resembles to a tent but that instead of having the shape of a pyramid or a semisphere it has the morphology of São Miguel island. Like a camping tent it is a portable piece easy to assemble and to unfold. This equipment its made with a 2 meter long piece of wood with a pruning that resembles the aerial view of the island. This base is cased inside a plain color waterproof fabric which gives the illusion of the islands morphology.
Art Residency organized by Pico do Refúgio – Casas de Campo with the support from Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center.
Arquipélago – Centro De Artes Contemporâneas
Miguel Palma was born in 1964. Lives and works in Lisbon.
Palma’s work frequently handles questions on technological development, ecology, the belief in images, the idea of power, the infant-juvenile world, the obsession for the machine. His art unfolds into drawing, sculpture, multimedia installation, video, artist books and performance.